In Leve, Martín Estol claims a space for fantasy. As opposed to a conventional reading of the family biography, text and images coalesce in this account, exploring and honouring the figure of a protagonist—the author’s father—who has the ability to negate the force of gravity. This book reveals the fragility of both memory and body, and thus of the human condition, from the open, free-flowing, unstable perspective of verisimilitude while highlighting the power of photography to create universes.
Through the use of images, Martín Estol explores transformation processes. Those personal or social experiences that mark turning points. He resorts to books in his search for a tangible medium to put thoughts and voices in order. He showcases and publishes his projects knowing they provide opportunities for experimentation within a process that is continuous and unique. He studied under Filiberto Mugnani and Adriana Lestido. His works have been published by La Luminosa and Ediciones Larivière. He is the co-founder of learning platforms CAMPO and Proyecto Imaginario. His project Leve was granted the Fiebre Dummy Award (2021).